Sat 17th 9:30am - Sun 25th Oct 2020 5pm

Assistant Co-ordinator Training

Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th and Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th October 2020

Members £499 + booking fee + VAT
Non-members £550 + booking fee + VAT

This course will be run remotely using Zoom 

Who is the course aimed at?

This unique course is designed to equip you with the skills needed to move up into the role of assistant co-ordinator. If you are an experienced production runner, secretary, location runner or admin assistant looking to progress your career in production, then our Assistant Co-ordinators 4-day training programme will give you the career boost you need. Junior professionals working in pop promos and commercials who are keen to move into the world of film and TV are also encouraged to apply.

How will this benefit my career?

This course will help you to build on your experience and develop the specific skills and knowledge you need to take on the role of assistant co-ordinator. This will give you the confidence to go for jobs in production that previously were not available to you.

What will the course cover?

The course will look at key areas including:

• Introduction to the production office

• Roles and responsibilities of an APOC

• Prep

• Script

• Travel, accommodation and shipping

• Clearances

• Contracts

• Working with Ads

• Shooting

• CV surgery

NB the course schedule will be adapted slightly to take into account the intensive nature of online courses.

Lead tutor

With over 17 years’ experience in film and television, course tutor Emma Mallett has worked across a broad spectrum of productions, working her way up from her first job as production runner on Thomas the Tank Engine to production manager on upcoming Disney feature The One and Only Ivan. A production coordinator for many years, Emma has been employed across all budget levels: from low budget feature Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa to Independent films The Invisible Woman, Rush to large studio pictures Maleficent, Me Before You and Quantum of Solace. Emma has also worked in high-end television and was the production manager on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Need help with funding?

If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you. For more information, click here


"I joined the PG Assistant Co-ordinator course in 2012 and have been working non stop ever since. Not only did it give me an overview of practical skills to use on the job, it has been a huge support in getting a foot in the door. In fact the Production Guild has been so helpful to me that I am now a supplementary member! I guess what makes this course so unique is that it is run by people who are working professionals within the industry, so not only do you get an idea of exactly what the job entails it also gives you an inside look at what people are looking for when considering who to hire, and that is invaluable"

Stella Scott, Assets Co-ordinator, Everest, Assets and Green Co-ordinator, Theory of Everything, Black Sea, The Worlds End

“This course was absolutely indispensable for me to get work in the film industry. It offered me extensive knowledge and examples of essential production processes and working methods. Lectures from professionals currently working in the industry was priceless and it now gives me that little extra to stan

Nadia Correia, Assistant Production Co-ordinator The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2, Production Secretary, Everest, Production Co-ordinator Montana

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